Yahoo Answers is shutting down on 4 May 2021 (Eastern Time) and, as of 20 April 2021 (Eastern Time), the Yahoo Answers website will be in read-only mode. There will be no changes to other Yahoo properties or services, or your Yahoo account. You can find more information about the Yahoo Answers shutdown and how to download your data on this help page.

Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicPolls & Surveys · 7 days ago

POLL: What killed Yahoo Answers?

A. Trolls

B. Verizon

C. Administrators

D. People moving to different websites

E. All of the Above

85 Answers

Relevance
  • Anonymous
    4 days ago
    Favourite answer

    E-all of above

    Plus the overall general IQ drop during the last decade.

    In 2010 this was a good place to come if you had a question. Now you find maybe 5 genuine question out of 100 in most sections. The rest is trolls, questions you could easily google within a minute, questions repeated in 30 minutes for days.

    If it's true that the majority of the users are from the US, it paints quite a sad picture of the country. The illiteracy increasing, the suicidal questions, the depressed, pointless life questions.

    And Internet services die every day, they become outdated, or as someone said the cesspool of bored conspiracy theorists. The world doesn't need another place where stupid people spread their half-truth infecting others too.

  • 4 days ago

    A & B.  "tHe MiNiMuM LeNgTh Of An AnSwEr Is SiXtEeN cHaRaCtErS".  It didn't used to be.  What's that about?

  • Anonymous
    5 days ago

    America's least wanted.  

    Adult detectives pretend or pose as minors asking sexual health questions. 

    Profiling people.

    Goodbye and good riddens.

    Get real people. 

    The hard drives are old and cloud storage is probably too expensive for the current poor quality questions and answers.

  • Anonymous
    5 days ago

    Mean trolls, and the advertisers leaving.

  • What do you think of the answers? You can sign in to give your opinion on the answer.
  • 5 days ago

    Trolls, my friend

  • SW-6
    Lv 6
    6 days ago

    I would think all of the above, and something financial.  :)

  • 6 days ago

    Don’t understand all of these conspiracy theories. YA is a business when all is said and done. If it’s not being used as much as it once was (other platforms etc) and it’s not bringing in advertising revenue then it will close. No political reasons at all and it’s not because of trolling. That’s happened since year dot. It’s a pure and simple business decision. 

  • 7 days ago

    All of the above, and then some. 

  • JJ
    Lv 7
    7 days ago

    Wasn't making any money. Do you think they would have shut it down if it was?. 

  • 7 days ago

    C. Been here since 2011. People mainly started leaving the site due to poor decisions made by yahoo with running the site. It was dying before version 

  • Anonymous
    7 days ago

    Google killed it

    Slow Poisonous death 

Still have questions? Get answers by asking now.